Picture of Big Screen Cattery
In January I suffered a tragedy when my rear-projection big screen TV of ten years died. So after the requisite period of mourning (about a week of futile reset attempts and fuse replacements) I accepted my loss, opened it up and stripped the guts out looking for useful parts. When this was done the TV was a hollow shell of its former self. I was preparing to drag it from the house and slice it into trash-can friendly sized pieces when my wife suggested it would a great cat house. Or Cattery that is part play ground and litter box camouflage. With her able assistance I transferred the shell to my workshop to begin the transformation from gutted corpse to cat condo. Here's how I did it... 

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Here's the materials I used to make the Big Screen Cattery:
  • 60" rear projection TV frame
  • 60" rear projection TV front cover plates
  • 60" rear projection TV rear cover
  • Scrap wood
  • Carpet remnants
  • Hemp twine
  • Wood screws (many)
  • Machine screws with nuts and spacers (x2)
  • Eye screws (x2)
  • Dull dog toenail trimmers (x2)
  • Sugru
  • L-Bracket
I used the following tools:
  • Jig saw
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Drill (with spade, regular, counter sinking, Philips, and Torx bits)
  • Drill bit sizer
  • Dremel (with cutting wheels and grinding stones)
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Marker and pencil
  • Utility knife (with replacement blades)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ball-peen Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Bent nose pliers
  • Pocket reference book
  • Calculator
  • Clamps
  • Level
repguy20202 years ago
Math ... useful for more than money? Neat!

Seriously good use of a dead TV. Love it.
mbear2 years ago
So it's human built but feline approved?
RadBear (author)  mbear2 years ago
Exactly. Even the grumpy Polly cat is willing to pass through to get to the litter boxes.
ukajfež2 years ago
lol, awesome :D
vincent75202 years ago
Great idea.
When cats are too much of a nuisance you just zap to another channel ! …
However I wouldn't have a use for it : cats are never a nuisance to me !…

LOL !!! ;))